While we didn’t go there on this trip, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX. Go when the weather is nice and experience one of the coolest bbq atmospheres around. The place is out in the country and there is usually a line. When we went, we waited nearly two hours. Normally this would be a huge negative, but at Salt Lick it’s actually a positive. There is a giant outdoor waiting area with picnic tables amidst huge oak trees. And, wait for it….the place is BYOB. That’s right, you can bring your own cooler full of beer and hang out with friends outdoors, listening to live country music as the smoke builds your hunger. It’s like having a cookout in your backyard except there is awesome people watching, live music and the food is much better than yours, likely.
The bbq is served family style. Don’t get the peppers if you want to feel your tongue. All you can eat barbecue this good should be a crime. Brisket, ribs and sausage stole the show the night we were there. I’ll be making a trip back to Austin to go to Snow’s in the future, and I’ll be sure to visit Salt Lick as well.
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